Looking for feedback, October 15, 2022 departure
Hoping I can get some feedback from those who have been on this tour. I'm scheduled for the 10/15/22 departure and am taking my Gift of Time day to arrive the day before. The tour ends in Nairobi at the Nairobi Serena day room with both lunch and dinner on that day before flights home. Is there any time for any sightseeing in the afternoon? The only thing I'd really like to do there is go to the Karen Blixen Museum. Has anyone been there? Is it worth the effort? Is the dinner like a farewell dinner or is everybody doing their own thing on their own schedule? Supposedly the farewell dinner is the day before at the Fairmont Mara.
Has anyone stayed in Nairobi and would you recommend a night or two there?
I want to go on to Zanzibar and spend a week or so there. Don't know whether to just skip dinner and take the evening flight straight to Zanzibar. I'm a beach girl and the beach is my happy place although I get that it's not everyone's cup of tea. I remember reading somewhere on the forum that there's not much to do in Zanzibar and guests were disappointed with Stone Town. Tauck uses the Park Hyatt in Stone Town but I'm thinking I'd like to be on the other side of the island, maybe the Paje Beach area. Anyone with any experience there? Has anyone done any independent travel beyond the tour that Tauck has assisted you with in making arrangements or have you done them on your own or with travel agent?
We are still almost a year out and I'm hoping that there will be some sort of normalcy but also wondering if it would be too risky to go it alone. I am a solo traveler and at 76 not sure how many more times I'll be able to get back to Africa. I've been looking at airfare using Qatar and would like to lock in a good deal while it's available but have concerns that the pandemic may continue to add complications to international travel a year from now.